Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings: Sturctural Analysis and Design
(Civil and Environmental Engineering) by Bungale S. Taranath
Publisher: CRC; 1 edition (December 15, 2004) | 912 pages | ISBN: 0824759346 | PDF | 25.69 MB
Engineers must acquire an understanding of the behavior of structural systems before they can effectively design a complex building system. Wind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings describes the typical process of designing a building, from the determination of design loads to the evaluation of its behavior for unusual effects. Chapters cover a broad range of topics, including wind effects, seismic design, traditional and novel types of bracing systems, and the restoration of damaged or seismically vulnerable buildings. The information is presented in a user-friendly format that allows a fundamental understanding of the behavior of steel, concrete, and composite building structures.